(Closed) then what do ya do?

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

How about just begin kissing and greeting everyone starting with the family and moving your way back? Pretty soon everyone will get the hint and come greet you and then there will be no awkwardness. Then dive right into mingling.

 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2018

can you go outside?  even if you guys just sneak away for a minute so they can move over toward the dining section it’ll feel more like ‘ok this is the wedding, this is the reception.’

im having the same sort of problem with my outdoor wedding.  i think we’re just going to run back into the house!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2007 - Wynbrick Center - a historic mansion in my hometown.

For dismissing your guests, you could always act as your own ushers…greet and speak with guests one-by-one as you dismiss them from their seats.  That way everyone would have a chance to speak with you after the wedding, and no one would have to stand in a long huge line ๐Ÿ™‚

 As far as showing a separation between the two events…I second the idea to head outside!  Could this be some time that your photog. could use to do some portraits of you two (so it wouldn’t be wasted time)? You leave with the photog, take some pics outside or wherever your photo location is, then enter the reception after X amount of time.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

you could always have your officiant announce that the two of you are going to take a few minutes to be alone and that in the meantime, guests are free to start mingling. then you and your Fiance could sneak off to another room (the coat closet, if you have to!) and take a few moments to just be together before rejoining everyone else.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2007 - Wynbrick Center - a historic mansion in my hometown.

lol I love the visual of a bride and groom announcing their retreat to a coat closet! ๐Ÿ˜€

 Where are you guys getting ready?  Does your venue have a bridal suite/lounge-y area that you two can hang out in for a while?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks

Haha we had this exact same problem!  We outlined a nice long aisle that went past the door that I actually came out of, so at the end we just walked to the end of the aisle…..and stood there.  Mr. Bluebell yelled out "That’s it!" (which wasn’t planned) and everyone just started stepping up to hug us etc at that point.  It wasn’t the most graceful exit, but at least we got to walk along a nicely designated aisle first!  And people certainly did figure it out quickly enough. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I would go outside, like others have suggested.  You could get a wrap or shawl to keep you warm for a short while and it could make for some really cute pics (you wrapping your pashmina around both you and your new hubby as you hug him, for example).

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